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Zayat On American Pharoah: ‘Best Horse I’ve Ever Owned’

The top three finishers from Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said Sunday morning. American Pharoah earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 105 for his effortless eight-length victory over Far Right, a career-best performance that likely […]

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Far Right Turns In Final Work For Arkansas Derby

Multiple stakes winner Far Right recorded his final workout for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 Saturday morning at Oaklawn for trainer Ron Moquett. He breezed an easy half-mile in :48.80 under Greta Kuntzweiler, who regularly works the Notional ridgling. Clockers caught Far Right galloping out five furlongs over a fast track in […]

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Far Right Works Toward Arkansas Derby Start

Far Right continued preparations for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11 by working five furlongs after the renovation break Thursday morning at Oaklawn under Greta Kuntzweiler. Far Right, who worked in company with stablemate Peteizum, a 5-year-old starter-allowance gelding, was credited with 1:00.80 over a fast-rated surface. According to clockers, he covered his […]

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Far Right Takes Inside Route To Win Southwest

Just as he did in his victory in the Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 19, Far Right put in a strong run on the rail to win Sunday’s rescheduled Grade 3, $300,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The race was originally slated for Feb. 16, but that card was cancelled due to winter weather. Owned by […]

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Oaklawn: Far Right Aiming for Southwest; I Spent It Working Toward Comeback

Far Right will make his next start in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 16 at Oaklawn, trainer Ron Moquett said Saturday morning. The trainer also added that Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will again ride the 3-year-old son of Notional, who scored a 1 ¾-length victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. […]

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Aptly-Named Far Right Takes Smarty Jones, Derby Points

Far Right benefitted from a far outside swing by even-money favorite Mr. Z in Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Jockey Mike Smith kept Ron Moquett-trained Far Right off the pace along the rail, where the pair had the chance to creep into the lead after perfectly-positioned Mr. Z lugged out to the right […]

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Oaklawn: Right to Vote Digs In for Essex Win, Apprehender Defends King Cotton Title

Coming off a stylish win in a race where he could have been bought for a $100,000 claiming price Jan. 31, B J D Thoroughbred’s Right To Vote earned his second straight victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Essex Handicap before an on-track crowd of 22,965. Ridden by 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr., Right To Vote […]

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Oaklawn Diaries: Local Trainer Ron Moquett

We caught up with local Arkansas boxer turned trainer Ron MoQuett our first day at Oaklawn and jokingly said he didn’t want to be on the Paulick Report because “you only end up there when you’ve done something wrong”. Always trying to prove our naysayers wrong, we took some time Friday morning to talk to […]

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